The Press: Cannon Fire

In a letter to Publisher George Gilray Young of the Los Angeles Examiner, William Randolph Hearst once (warningly) described Bishop James Cannon Jr. as having "the best brain in America, no one excepted." Last week Best Brain Cannon filed his third libel suit against Publisher Hearst and his newspapers, bringing the total damages demanded to $7,500,000.

The latest action, against Hearst and the Washington Times, is for $1,500,000. Month ago a suit was filed in Chicago against Hearst, the Chicago Herald & Examiner and 29 other Hearstpapers for $1,000,000. The first suit,...

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